Tax & Accounting Blog

Apple-Ireland EC Tax Ruling Could Shape Corporate Tax Policies

Apple-Ireland EC Tax Ruling Could Shape Corporate Tax Policies

The European Commission (EC) ruling that Ireland provided illegal tax benefits to Apple could cost Apple €13 billion ($14.5 billion) and significantly impact how companies do business in Europe. The ruling also underscores the challenges the EC increasingly faces and predicts how decisions made in Brussels could impact US tax revenues. The EC takes a … Read More

Kentucky County Taps New Revenue Stream to Fund 911 Services

Kentucky County Taps New Revenue Stream to Fund 911 Services

In a unique approach to funding area 911 services, the fiscal court of Whitley County, Kentucky has voted to impose a 911 surcharge on its citizens’ monthly water bills. For decades, state and local governments across the country have imposed monthly surcharges on residents’ phone bills in order to fund 911 emergency response … Read More

Californians to Vote on Record Number of Revenue Measures

Californians to Vote on Record Number of Revenue Measures

While the 2016 Presidential Contest is receiving the most attention on the airwaves, Californians will cast their ballots on a whopping $32 Billion of proposed revenue measures. There are presently 427 revenue measures scheduled to appear on the November, 8 Ballots, breaking the previous record of 268 measures in the 2014 mid-term election. … Read More